Brandy Chandler
Brandy Chandler

Brandy Chandler, 45, senior administrator in the Department of Pediatrics, died Oct. 7, 2017. She worked at UT Physicians and McGovern Medical School for more than 20 years, working closely with Ian Butler, M.D. for more than 8 years.

She worked closely with the pediatric neurology residency program. “Our residents are hurting right now over her loss,” Butler said. “Sometimes our residents would meet colleagues that would remember Brandy from when they were a resident. She made a difference. Our residents called her their ‘work mother.’”

Brandy had recently shared her own health story to help others.

Brandy is survived by her husband Vernon “Gene” Chandler of 27 years; their son Camden Michael Chandler, 4; her mother Kathleen Redman and stepfather Jim Redman of Standpoint, Idaho; her sister Michelle Ducharm and brother-in-law Michael Ducharm of Bellevue, Wash.; her sister Jennifer Foote and brother-in-law Brian Foote of Bellevue, Wash.; and numerous family and friends.